Annemiek van Vleuten won ITT gold twice before – in Bergen (2017) and Innsbruck (2018). The route in Innsbruck was similar to the one in Wollongong. The now retired Anna van der Breggen finishes in second, Ellen van Dijk in third, while Marlen Reusser did not participate.
The Swiss powerhouse will be eager to win her first gold medal at the Worlds. In the last two editions she stormed to silver, in 2020 behind Van der Breggen, in 2021 behind Van Dijk. The title holder in her turn won gold once before – in 2013, Florence. On last year’s pan flat course in Flanders she took the spoils 10 seconds ahead of Reusser with Van Vleuten in third – at 24 seconds.
Reusser is more successful during the European ITT Championships. She claimed gold in 2021 and 2022, on both occasions ahead of Van Dijk.
Favourites World Championships 2022 women’s ITT
*** Marlen Reusser, Annemiek van Vleuten, Ellen van Dijk
** Grace Brown, Juliette Labous, Shirin van Anrooij
* Kirsten Faulkner, Leah Tomas, Anna Kiesenhofer, Leah Kirchmann
Starting times of above mentioned riders – local times (AEST):
09:53:00 uur – Shirin van Anrooij
10:00:00 uur – Grace Brown
10:53:30 uur – Leah Kirchmann
10:55:00 uur – Kirsten Faulkner
10:56:30 uur – Annemiek van Vleuten
11:36:00 uur – Anna Kiesenhofer
11:37:30 uur – Leah Thomas
11:40:30 uur – Juliette Labous
11:43:30 uur – Marlen Reusser
11:45:00 uur – Ellen van Dijk